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Women on the Farm
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I have a few more programs that have been announced lately that I thought that I would share with you this week. Since it is cold outside, what better way to spend an afternoon or evening than learning? As always, for more information, you can contact me at 620-793-1910 or
Will my farm turn a profit this year? Will I have cash flow problems? Will my debt be too high to catch up? Will I be able to provide for my family this year?
To answer these questions, the Women on the Farm committee is hosting the next Women on the Farm Workshop 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, in the Burnside Room at the Great Bend Recreation Commission at 1214 Stone Street in Great Bend. Our committee encourages all that are interested to attend the workshop, not just women!
All farmers contemplate whether or not their farming operation will pencil out by the end of the year. We all know that this is a risky and volatile business that can change at a moment’s notice. Bryan L. Manny, Extension Agricultural Economist with Kansas Farm Management Association will be presenting on the net farm income, debt repayment, family living costs and income taxes to see how a farm family has the financial capacity to meet annual net cash flow. The major emphasis will look at how much net farm income needs to be in order to cover the above cash expenses.
Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 6 p.m. A light supper will be served. Please RSVP by Feb. 1, to Stephanie Royer at the Rush County Conservation District at 785-222-2615 ext. 101 or on our Facebook Page “Women on the Farm.” If you need any accommodations please notify Stephanie as well.
I also wanted to highlight another conference that will be held in Hays at the end of the month that anyone who works with farmer’s markets would benefit from. A regional conference for current or prospective Farmers Market vendors will be offered by K-State Research and Extension and KS Department of Ag in Hays on Jan. 29.
Speakers, breakout sessions and panelists will provide helpful information for those who want to capitalize on the popularity of Farmers Markets in Kansas. Early-bird registration is $20 until Jan. 19. The fee is $25 after Jan. 19, or at the door; lunch cannot be guaranteed for late registrations.  
For more details and registration information, contact the Barton County Extension office at 620-793-1910 or email me at
Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County K-state Research and Extension. One can contact her by email at or calling 620-793-1910